Japan’s Retail Sales Stall as Abe Mulls Delay to Tax Hike

  • Recession followed previous increase in levy in 2014
  • Private consumption remains weak amid wage stagnation

Japan's Retail Sales Growth Stalled in April

Japan’s retail sales growth stalled, underscoring weakness in private consumption and increasing the likelihood that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will delay a sales-tax increase planned for next year.

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